I installed the wrong version of safari!

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  1. terra, Oct 23, 2015
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    terra macrumors member

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    I am using osx 10.8.5 and installed safari 7. now I get the message that it will only work with 10.9 or later, could someone help me how I can get back to safari 6.2.3 which i had before????

    Please help!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. terra thread starter macrumors member

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    I downloaded the update but got the message "OS X Update can't be installed on this disk.This volume does not meet the requirements for this update"

    I have 200 GB available..

    Any suggestions..?
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  5. terra thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, i downloaded the 6.2.8 version and installed it (installation was successful) but in the application folder is only the non working version to be found(?)

    Any suggestions..?
     
  6. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried restarting your Mac?
    If that does not work then I think you have something else going on with your Mac since you can not even install the OS 10.8.5 Combo Updater.
    Maybe try running Disk Utility and repairing Permissions and Verifying Disk.
     
  7. terra thread starter macrumors member

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    i did all you suggested but notthing worked... when i click on the installer combo i get the message

    "OS X Update can't be installed on this disk.The contens of this disk can't be changed"

    does this have to do with the inability of me not being able to erase safari..?any tips on what i should try..?
     
  8. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    No experience with this kind of problem.
    Hopefully you have good backups. My reaction would be to erase and restore from backups, but then I keep daily Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner backups. Maybe someone else has some ideas.
     
  9. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Likely that the later security updates don't allow the combo updater to install (as the system is a step or two newer build with the security updates installed)
    You COULD just reinstall Mountain Lion. If you don't already have the installer, you can download it again through the App Store. Make a bootable flash drive, or a spare partition on an external drive. Google for the method, it's easy enough to make the bootable installer. Or just get the good DiskMakerX utility. Makes the job simple.
     
  10. terra thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, i managed to get rid of the non working safari version via mac cleaner and have installedthe version of safari i had before but that won't open! the icon shows briefly in thr bar the closes again...

    any suggestions..?
     
  11. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Time to reinstall OS X.
    Reboot, holding Command + R
    Follow the steps to reinstall OS X.
    Takes most of an hour, because that install downloads all the system files, then installs them.
    Or, (much simpler and quicker) if you have the 10.8.5 full install saved, and already created a bootable OS X installer drive, use that.
     
  12. rmpbklyn macrumors newbie

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    can you access the safari from finder?
    install 'himmel bar' it will show all the apps

     
  13. terra thread starter macrumors member

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    Would it be possible to restore just the application folder from a time machine backup do you think that would give me back the working version of safari..?
     

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